Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC / G702ZC / S7ZC with Ryzen 7 1700 8-core CPU and a Radeon RX580 GPU

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  1. Maru

    Maru Notebook Consultant

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    How'd they achieve that price? Partly with
    Single channel memory default for an 8 core CPU. :(
    SATA III SSD (in a slot capable of NVME x4).
    Click "customize" to
    • increase memory,
    • change storage (many options, The largest storage options more than double the price, perhaps targeted for video editors or big data bases.),
    • upgrade OS to Pro, or
    • select ROG accessories.
    Clicking "preorder" produces a page where the free ROG-branded accessories are included with zero cost. Clicking "customize" produces a page that advertises some "includes free item" ROG-branded accessories, but they are not listed on the manifest, and adding them increases price.
    (So maybe - they are free only in the bundle configuration? or - "free" is short for "free shipping", not free for preorder? or - Excalibur's web site is misconfigured?)

    Also the customize page says it ships in 3-5 days, but that is probably incorrect if they are only accepting preorders at this time.

    The RMA page says low prices are partly due to no refunds, returns forfeit $25 + 15% (so ~$250), return sender pays return shipping cost.
     
  2. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    This is no different than any other laptop when boutique sellers decommission parts to lower the price, it's a common technique, and much appreciated for those trying to afford a laptop and upgrade parts later :)
     
  3. BeastOG

    BeastOG Notebook Consultant

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    Fact of the matter is, even more loaded notebooks still have options to upgrade when it comes to boutiques. I for one like it since it's cheaper to diy (although i'll probably let an expert do the repaste if i get one).
     
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  4. Vistar Shook

    Vistar Shook Notebook Deity

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    Review is live, still not complete, especially thermals, but there is more info now, such as benchmarks and translated to english.
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Live-...zen-7-1700-Radeon-RX-580-Laptop.247548.0.html
     
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  5. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Prophet

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  6. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    Some OEMs already do that but those laptops are absurdly massive and require a delid otherwise they risk melting themselves.
     
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  7. sicily428

    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    MT6 Notebook Enthusiast

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  9. PredatoR_TR

    PredatoR_TR Notebook Evangelist

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    With this fan noise (according to NBC), it doesn't have any chance with me.
     
  10. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    Might be just me but I can't see any fan noise data. Can you point me to the correct graphs? thanks.
     
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